For containers, security is problem #1

I get it. I really do. Containers let data-center and cloud administrators put two to three times more server instances on a given server than they can with virtual machines. That means fewer servers, which means less power usage, which equals — Ka-ching! — less spending on your IT budget. What’s not to like?

Well, ahem, you see there’s this little, tiny problem. It’s unclear just how secure containers are, and there is certainly not much agreement on how to secure them or who will take that on.

As Libvirt lead developer, Daniel Berrange said in 2011 about the popular LXC container technology:

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